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Everybody needs somebody

6fe15a7e096eb9517a201a249e57aa80?s=47 Mirjam
March 21, 2019

Everybody needs somebody

Slides to my talk at BerlinJS in March 2019 where I talked about social anxiety, tech events and my privat project Conference Buddy 🐶

Conference Buddy provides a platform to find companions for tech conferences. It's for everyone who wants to attend a tech conference but is afraid or not compfortable going alone.

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Mirjam

March 21, 2019
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  1. Everybody needs somebody

  2. None
  3. By the way: I'm Mirjam. ! " Twitter: @mirjam_diala

  4. I don’t order food.

  5. Social Anxiety

  6. He dare not come into company for fear he should

    be misused, disgraced, overshoot himself in gestures or speeches, or be sick; he thinks every man observeth him. — Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy - 1621
  7. Evolution, duh!

  8. The "Illness of missed opportunities".

  9. Missing chances.

  10. I complained.

  11. Heureka

  12. None
  13. !

  14. None
  15. ! #ConfBuddy

  16. None
  17. Conference Buddies

  18. What you can do.

  19. Be attentive.

  20. Share.

  21. Introduce.

  22. Follow the Pacman rule1. 1 http://ericholscher.com/blog/2017/aug/2/pacman-rule-conferences/

  23. Be a Conference Buddy.

  24. And if you are like me I want to tell

    you 3 things
  25. You’re not alone.

  26. People want to support you.

  27. Put yourself out there. You can do it!

  28. Thanks twitter: @ConfBuddy - web: conferencebuddy.io